Supreme Court takes up case on gay foster parents – may lead to reevaluation of 30-year-old ruling that places general law over religious beliefs.

The Supreme Court agreed today to decide if laws against discrimination go too far and violate religious freedom. As part of the case, the court will consider overturning a 30-year-old ruling that says religious beliefs cannot override general laws even if those beliefs violate a person’s religious edict. The case centers around a Philadelphia lawsuit brought by Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic order of nuns. In the lawsuit, Catholic Social Services argue that endorsing same-sex adoptions for children in their care violates its religious teachings about marriage between a man and woman. The case was lost in lower federal courts. On appeal, Philadelphia’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that “religious belief will not excuse compliance with general civil rights laws.” The charity says no

What the world needs today is more old-fashioned Christians. Here’s a reminder of what one looks like.

Proverbs 22:28 says: “Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.” This verse refers to stone markers used in ancient times to denote land boundaries. If those physical markers were removed, there would be chaos. Our forefather’s had boundaries set by their Christian faith. Sadly, these landmarks are rapidly disappearing. Without these boundaries, we face disorder, confusion, and a society where people will inevitably wish they could “return to the good old days”. In our modern world, many things go “out of style” – including Christianity – and it’s hard to return to something that is out of style for fear of being isolated by our difference. But what the world needs today is more old-fashioned Christians. The problem we face is that many

True defilement – it’s not what goes into the mouth that matters, but what comes out (Matthew 14:34 – 15:20).

After the miracle of walking across the water, Jesus crossed over with the disciples and landed at Gennesaret. When people recognized him, word spread throughout the surrounding country. People brought all of their sick to Jesus and begged him to let them merely touch the edge of his cloak. When the did, they were healed. Some Pharisees came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? Why don’t they wash their hands before they eat?” Jesus replied, “Why do you break the commands of God for the sake of your tradition? God said, Honor your father and mother and anyone who curses their father or mother should be put to death. But you say that if anyone declares that if